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Amid party ‘renewal,’ NDP recruits Robert Fox as new national director

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Robert Fox steps into the top job as party heads into tumultuous fall session in the House of Commons.

Robert Fox, who is Bill Fox’s brother, is the new national director for the federal NDP. He started on Sept. 12. While he’s a brand new official party member, Mr. Fox said he’s long ‘been actively supporting the agenda that the NDP has advanced for many years,’ in various roles and said he thinks his outsider status was ‘one of the reasons’ he was offered the job. Photograph courtesy of Robert Fox

Former Oxfam Canada executive director Robert Fox has been recruited to serve as the New Democratic Party’s new national director and says he’s excited to bring an outsider’s perspective to the party during its “renewal.” Mr. Fox marked his official first day on the job at party headquarters in downtown Ottawa on Sept. 12. “It’s an exciting challenge,” he told Hill Climbers in an interview on Sept. 13. “I actually sort of come from outside of the party and

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